Mountains & Coast

16 day self-drive holiday enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains and the South Carolina coast

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into and out of Charlotte, North Carolina
You’ll drive approximately 1100 miles in total
 Includes Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston and Charlotte.
Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
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Flying into and out of Charlotte in North Carolina, you’ll send a few days exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains including the Great Smoky Mountains before driving the legendary Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll then take a leisurely trip, spending nights in Atlanta, Savannah, Hilton Head Island and Charleston before heading back to Charlotte for your return flight.

This trip is also possible using Atlanta airport instead of Charlotte.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!


Your Itinerary

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Day 1:
Arrive in Charlotte

Fly into Charlotte, North Carolina; home of NASCAR - a perfect opportunity to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. You’ll stay here for one night before you begin your trip tomorrow. 

Fly into Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
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Days 2 - 4
Great Smoky Mountains

Based in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains for 3 nights, you have two full days to explore the vast Biltmore Estate and these wonderfully scenic mountains. Also nearby is Dollywood, a theme park co-owned by legendary country singer Dolly Parton!

Approx 130 miles
Asheville, NC
 3 Nights
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Days 5 & 6:
Blue Ridge Parkway

Today you’ll cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway, surely one of the best drives in the USA. This road has a speed limit of 45mph and weaves its way from one scenic point to another. Take your time and enjoy the views.

 Approx 175 miles
Blue Ridge, GA
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Days 7 & 8:

Head to Atlanta for the next couple of nights. You may want to visit Coca-Cola World and Stone Mountain, a huge stone natural dome with a carved memorial to the confederacy in the side. There’s also a historic town square with buildings dating from 1793, railroad, hiking trails and parks.

 Approx 95 miles
Atlanta, GA
 2 Nights
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Days 9 & 10:

Founded in 1733, Savannah is famous for its horse-drawn carriages, beautiful parks and antebellum architecture.  You’ll be in this calm, leafy city for two nights. The famous Forrest Gump park bench scene was filmed here too.

Approx 250 miles
Savannah, GA
2 Nights
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Days 11 & 12:
Hilton Head Island

Known for its pristine beaches, many golf courses and wildlife refuge you’ll make the short drive to and stay in Hilton Head Island for two nights giving you time to enjoy this wonderful area. 

Approx 40 miles
Hilton Head Island, SC
2 Nights
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Days 13 & 14:

The port city of Charleston is defined by its horse-drawn carriages, antebellum houses and cobbled roads.  It has a rich civil war history; Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold was where the first shots of the Civil War rang out

 Approx 170 miles
 Charleston, SC
2 Nights
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Day 15:
Fly Home from Charlotte

You’ll head back to Charlotte today, around 3.5 hours drive for your evening flight back to the UK.

 Approx 210 miles
Fly out of Charlotte
Day 16:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

Arrive back in UK
 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday!
Fancy an upgrade?

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

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